Northeast Coast Sights



Oldest House Review

Known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, Florida's oldest surviving Spanish-colonial dwelling is a National Historic Landmark. The current site dates from the early 1700s, but there's been a structure here since the early 1600s. Much of the city's history is seen in the building's modifications and additions, from the coquina blocks—which came into use to replace wood soon after the town burned in 1702—to the house's enlargement during the British occupation. The complex also includes the Manucy Museum; the Page L. Edwards Gallery and its rotating exhibits; a gift shop; and an ornamental garden.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 14 St. Francis St., St. Augustine, FL 32084 | Map It
  • Phone: 904/824–2872
  • Cost: $8
  • Hours: Sun.–Fri.10–5, tours every 1/2 hr. until 4:30
  • Website:
  • Location: St. Augustine
Updated: 04-09-2013

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